How much marks does the General Awareness carries in Phase 1?
The General Awareness for RBI Grade B exam consists of 80 questions and 80 marks out of 200 marks. Therefore, this section constitutes 40% of the total marks. You can achieve high scoring marks in this section, which is going to help in getting a good rank. Thorough practice and revision will help you solve the questions in the exam hall, quickly and on-time.
This section is a “do-or-die” section. We would like to inform you that as per our previous research of previous years question papers, most aspirants perform almost similar in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Sections. So, when a serious candidate prepares General Awareness in disciplined manner, he has greater edge in the exam. But, preparation of QA and LR must be proper.
What are the important topics in the RBI Grade B exam?
RBI Grade B General Awareness Questions are generally asked from the topics mentioned below. The major distribution of GA is into Current Affairs and Static GK questions are:
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What is weightage of General Awareness in Phase 1 and Phase 2?
The total number of marks in phase 1 is 80 marks. Moreover, the portion of general awareness in phase 2 comes in Economic and Social Issues including Finance and Management paper. The previous year questions shows that major part of Phase 2 questions is related to current affairs.
How to prepare CA & Static General Awareness for RBI Grade B exam?
These are the important guidelines that are mentioned for you to prepare this General Awareness, comfortably. Keep these points in your mind while you're doing your preparation:
- Be aware of current happenings. The latest trends and important issues that are of economy and finance importance.
- For comprehensively preparing the current affairs, you must start reading newspapers. Keep in mind to cover the current affairs of 8-10 months before the exam.
- If you’re late into preparation, there is no need to worry. You can prepare for 3 months of current affairs prior to the exam.
- You can make your own notes while reading the newspaper. Make notes in in points format and focus on revising the topics during weekends.
- Read and look at previous year questions and mock question papers to know what topics exactly you must choose while reading the newspaper.
- For the static GK, focus on revision more than once. You can choose to divide the topics under various headings. When, you’re regular you can remember the details needed.
- Including, visit official Reserve Bank of India website and Ministry of Finance too as most of the questions on general awareness will be from the banking and finance.
- Attempt sectional tests on current affairs to find your weak areas and strengths. This will give you a picture about where you stand in your preparation.
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Important Articles for RBI Grade B exam 2022
Analysis of Previous Years
What are the kind of questions were asked in Phase 1?
These are kind of questions which were asked in previous years exams:
- Capital Infusion of Rs.93,00 crore is being done in which of the following banks by LIC and Government of India? – Related to Banking and Finance current affairs.
- Global Innovation Index for India in 2020 is 48. What was the ranking of India in 2019? – Reports & Index.
- Edwar Chagwa Lungu is President of which of the following country, who recently visited India? – Current Affairs – Persons in News.
Points to remember
Here are some things to bear in mind when you're doing your preparation of General Awareness for RBI Grade B exam. These are:
- In the prelims the questions that came in general awareness section are from both static and current affairs.
- The dynamic current affairs were generally related to the economics and finance section
- Understand the demand of the question. The hint is already mentioned in the question and you can use different methods like elimination or logic to find out the answer.
What are the kind of questions that were asked in the Phase 2 in Economic and Social issues paper?
The following questions mentioned below were asked in previous years. As you can see that current affairs plays an important part role in this paper. The questions are as follows:
- As per the UN’s Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index report, India has lifted how many people out of poverty between 2005/6 and 2015/16? – Reports/Policies/Indices.
- According to SECC, how much percentage of rural households are landless and derive a major part of their income from manual casual labour? – Directly related to SECC.
What type of questions were asked in Phase 2 in Finance and Management Paper?
The questions asked in this are directly related to current affairs. You need to cover ths from newspapers and majorly focus on finance and economy related news. Few questions are:
- Which bank was merged with Bank of Baroda?
- Which of the following is of Micro-Finance institutions is a universal bank now?
- Which of the following is not a scheme related to financial inclusion?
Points to remember
Here are some things to bear in mind when you're doing your preparation for RBI Grade B exam with respect to Phase 2. These are:
- Few questions asked in the paper from different topics are directly related to current affairs.
- You need to thoroughly focus on building an integrated preparation where you can have deep level of understanding for topics mentioned in the syllabus.
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